Battle of Gog and Magog

  Secrets of Israel’s Battle of Gog and Magog Ezekiel 38:14–16 by Robert D Pace The epic battle of human history is found in Ezekiel 38–39, and it’s loaded with intrigue and secrets. That’s why I’ve named this message “The Secrets of Israel’s Battle of Gog and...

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God’s Final Message to Mankind

  God's Final Message to Mankind Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks I want to begin with a question. Imagine that you are given the opportunity to deliver a message to the world. Any message. It’s your moment to present your topic of choice. You can express your...

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YOUR POWER TO DISCERN THE DAYS

Pulpit Today Sermons Your Power to Discern the Days Matthew 16:1–3 by Robert D Pace Jesus was surrounded by Professors of Religion. They were scholars that had spent hours memorizing vast portions of the OT. But on this occasion they stepped outside the boundaries of...

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Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

Pulpit Today Sermon Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist by Robert D Pace My topic today is entitled, Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist. As I seek to expose this spirit, I have some questions to ask: What is the spirit of antichrist? If someone asked you to list its...

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The Days of Noah Return

The Days of Noah . . . RETURN! by Robert D Pace Moses’ staff parts the Red Sea. Manna falls in the desert for forty years. Elijah calls down fire from heaven. Joshua stops the sun. Jesus walks on water and feeds thousands from a lunch basket. An angel frees an apostle...

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The Parousia and Appearance of Antichrist (part 2)

Part II The Parousia of Christ The Appearance of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:1—12 by Robert D Pace Introduction: Paul’s chief concern is to correct the false belief that a “secret rapture” had snatched away other Christians and left behind the Christians of...

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Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

(Verse-by-verse Teaching) The Parousia of Christ And the Appearance of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:1—12 Robert D. Pace Introduction: The book of 2 Thessalonians contains three terse chapters from the Apostle Paul. Of this brief epistle, Chapter 2 is by far the...

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How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders Why this is Important for Christians to Understand Genesis 12:1—3 Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks It's happening again! Hundreds of rockets have been launched by Hamas into the land of Israel. It's all...

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THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

Robert D. Pace THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED! Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:12 uses powerful phraseology to illustrate the Word’s authority. It says: “the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.” These words can’t refer to anything but God’s Word....

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Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

  Robert D Pace Blessings of Waiting on the Lord Psalm 27:13—14 I want to start by sharing some good news about “waiting on God.” That’s because the process of waiting does not seem inviting and enjoyable. When God gives us the opportunity to wait on him, we can...

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America in Crisis!

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace The turmoil that America is experiencing is nothing new. It is merely history repeating itself. That is why I want to compare America’s present crises with those of Israel during Biblical times. In so doing, we could see what the...

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21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace (This message is presented in Outline form, describing numerous ways the Holy Spirit manifests himself to Believers.) The Personality of the Holy Spirit As I begin this message, I want to ask a question. When you contemplate the...

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ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

Arise and Claim the Blessings! ROBERT D PACE Matthew 7:7–11 Throughout the Bible Christians are encouraged to live godly lives. Scripture shows we aren’t our own, we have been bought with the incalculable price of Christ’s Blood and He has full ownership of us. Humans...

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Supersign of Prophecy

  The Supersign of Prophecy The Final Countdown by Robert D Pace The best way to help prepare you for this message is to provide a brief statement regarding the nation of Israel: In 586 BC, the Babylonians crushed the nation of Israel and it never reclaimed...

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SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

Securing the Favor of God Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) In its simplest terms, divine favor involves the bestowal of God’s goodness, blessing, spiritual enrichment, or promotion. Favor enhances the welfare of your life whether it involves bestowing...

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A REVELATION OF GOD

  Robert D Pace A Revelation of God God has an assignment for you and you should never doubt that! But accomplishing that assignment transcends looking inward and evaluating your talents, gifts, resources, and self-worth. While each is important, the heroes of...

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WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

Robert D. Pace When a Christian is Vulnerable 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Illustration) It was a frigid February in Anchorage, Alaska where I had been invited to conduct a church revival. One afternoon I stood on a balcony that overlooked a parking lot and saw two boys...

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YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Your TImes are in God's Hands Robert D. Pace Psalm 31:14--15 From the beginning, God ordained time and created it as a vital part of our world. Time affects us both positively and negatively. We are pressured, squeezed, and even hampered by the lack of time. It...

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The Beauty of the Righteous

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace God’s love for trees is evident in Creation. Botanists assert that more than 60,000 varieties of trees exist. Of the sixty-six books of the Bible, each one incorporates the concept of a tree. And they often appear at decisive...

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TEAR IT DOWN!

TEAR IT DOWN! Jeremiah 1:4--10 Robert D. Pace Before converting to Christ, Christians are at best spiritual pacifists. Our agenda isn’t to repel the forces of evil; we are content to “go with the flow.” But when Christ redeems a person, it moves that person from...

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HOW THE BIBLE SHOWS THE WORLD ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Introduction I want to talk to you on the subject of How the Bible Shows the World Its Days are Numbered. Many here know that I have written the book, “APOCALERT—The Bible’s Irrepressible Forewarning.” The book describes the events...

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From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS ROBERT D PACE   From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything Colossians 1:16—17 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things...

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HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Robert D. Pace How to Overcome Temptation Genesis 22:1--14 Life is full of temptations and tests. Everyone is well acquainted with them. However, unlike an educational experience, life presents the test first and teaches the lesson last. Something doesn’t seem fair...

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Your Call to Rulership in Life

Robert D. Pace Your Call to Rulership Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in his throne.” That’s an amazing invitation! One day we will...

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HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

Opening Closed Doors Revelation 3:8 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Illustration) In the 1990’s I twice travelled to Russia to plant churches. It was a team effort where American Pastors would rent theatres or large auditoriums in Moscow and, by use of translators,...

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“A NEW THING”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 43:18--21 Through the years, I have heard people make the statement, “What we need is an old-fashioned revival.” Someone else chimes in and says, “Yes, we need to rediscover our roots and return to our founding principles.”...

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THE GLORY OF GOD

Robert D Pace The Glory of God Revelation 21:22--24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The Glory of God. Part 2 is attached after the Conclusion of this message)  The glory of God is a fascinating subject of study in the Word of God. At times, it’s been presented as a...

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INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PulpitToday Sermon Robert D. Pace Introduction The first question I want to answer about this study is, how does an Old Testament festival apply to New Testament Believers of the 21st Century? Is there really something about the Festival of Tabernacles that remains...

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HE WHO SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I want to preach to you on the subject: He Who Sits Above the Circle of the Earth. It’s a picture that describes God’s supremacy over all Creation. And his sovereignty over this planet is so complete that nothing transpires without...

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ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:5 It’s strange that an amazing man like Enoch has so little information recorded about him. There are only ten scant verses from both the Old and New Testaments that sketch his biography. But those ten verses provide...

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MORE THAN CONQUERORS

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Romans 8:35-39 There’s an expression used in our culture that says, “It’s all in your mind.” For example, someone says to you, “I think someone has it in for me.” You respond, “Don’t be paranoid! It’s all in your mind.” But actually,...

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

Robert D. Pace THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU Luke 11:11--13 Before His ascension into Heaven Jesus carefully described the purpose of the Holy Spirit and why believers should welcome Him into their life. He took time to insist, not suggest, that all believers welcome Him...

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PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 6:17-18 In Christ’s day few men demonstrated a righteous standard of living. The religionists--the Pharisees and Sadducees--were eccentric, out-of-touch, and aloof. The Romans were brutes that exploited people whenever...

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THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES John 14:15-18 Robert D. Pace Do you love God? I mean do you passionately and wholeheartedly love Him? Jesus said there is a simple test that determines whether you love Him. In verse 15 of our text Jesus...

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WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

Pulpit Today Sermons Who is Jesus Christ? Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Illustration) A Pastor and Deacon were standing by the road holding a sign that read, “The End is Near! Turn Back Now!” One car after another rejected the warning and raced past them. After...

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THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Johann von Dannecker was the famed German sculptor of the 19th Century. After carving many sculptures someone approached him and requested that he chisel a statue of Christ. He worked on the project for...

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They Forgot the Works of the Lord!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 From whichever version of the Bible you read, Psalm 78:11 is stated in less than 15 words: Psalm 78:11 says, “They forgot His deeds and His miracles that He had shown them” (NASB). “They forgot His works and the wonders...

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DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Job 1:8-10 The book of Job issues some everlasting truths throughout its pages. Those that have studied Job understand that it speaks of the virtues of faith, patience, faithfulness, and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. These...

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PARDON ME!

In Psalm 32, David proclaims the blessedness of the one whose sins are forgiven. And he does this in a unique way. He uses three expressions for sin and then employs three expressions of God’s pardon for sin. Here’s what I mean: David called one category of sins transgressions, which indicates “rebellion against God”; another he simply called sin, which describes “knowingly missing the mark”; and the third category he called iniquity, which speaks of a “vile perversion.” Those terms cover the entire gamut of our sinfulness—major and minor. But then after showing us three categories of sin he uses three expressions to show how God pardons our sins:

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SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Robert D. Pace Shamgar's Oxgoad Judges 3:31 Introduction The Book of Judges is intriguing because it reveals the Superheroes of Israel. They were men of renown that God used, sometimes single-handedly, to deliver the Jewish nation from its enemies. You will find...

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Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, or everything you do flows from it.” [NIV] Today’s message deals with some ways Christians can engage in spiritual watchfulness. It concerns ways to best guard our heart and soul in...

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Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 As the Endtime draws nearer the needs of mankind will grow increasingly greater. The world will experience famines, dearth, civil unrest, demonic intrusions, technological breakdowns, and the loss of communication...

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“I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!”

“I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!” Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:17 Alvin Tofflier said in Future Shock that today’s world is as different from the world of 1923 as the world of 1923 was from Julius Caesar’s day. Until the twentieth century the changes in...

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THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

  THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE Robert D Pace Have you ever wondered or asked whether Jesus is the "only way” of salvation? It’s a fair question because millions of people consider it to be life’s most important question. But rather than I answer it—one whose beliefs...

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THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace When reading this account of the man with the withered hand there are several questions that are important to address: First, what’s so important about the healing of a hand that it’s inscribed into the pages of Scripture, not once,...

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JESUS: GOD & MAN

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Teaching Outline The nature of Jesus Christ has been debated for centuries. Was Jesus all man and none God? Was Jesus all God who only appeared human? Or, was Jesus 50% human and 50% divine? Here is what the Bible says: 1. Jesus was...

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WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH FAITH?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is a premier aspect of the Kingdom of God. In fact, it is the exclamation point of the Christian life! It has multiplied food, parted waters, flattened walls, dehydrated the clouds, quenched heat from flames,...

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I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 3 John 2 John was the apostle filled with God’s love and that’s why he repeatedly referenced it in his writings. One of his most quoted passages occurs in First John 1, when he says, “Beloved, let us love one another. For everyone...

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IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 111:7--9 It is said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While we can’t avoid those realities there are other issues that are also fixed and permanent. In fact, they are irrefutable. However we feel about...

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A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The following study is an outline that provides Biblical evidence for divine healing as revealed throughout the Bible. I. Biblical Proofs for Divine Healing 1. The Old Testament Contains a Covenant of Healing. “If you will...

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PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

Robert D. Pace Practicing the Peace of God I want to begin our lesson with a question. Which command of Scripture, whether an instruction or prohibition, is the hardest for you to obey? Is it: Keeping a pure conscience and heart? Loving your enemies? Refraining from...

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WHO OWNS WHAT?

Robert D. Pace Who Owns What Luke 19:28--35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize important lessons. For example, he paused at Jacob's Well to request water from a Samaritan woman. On another occasion, He borrowed Peter's fishing boat and used it as a platform...

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CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Daniel 3:8-12 What a story! It’s a page from Scripture revealing God’s willingness to deliver from a fiery tempest! We need a citation like this because God’s people constantly need rescuing from difficulty. Sometimes Christians...

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MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace An attribute of God is any quality or characteristic that is ascribed to God that defines His nature. We can understand God and His attributes in one of three ways: by Creation, by Revelation, and by His Written Word. I want to...

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ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I typically have a single passage as my “message text,” but today’s exposition is different. I want to incorporate several passages that will help synthesize my message. Our first passage is taken from Hebrews 8:5, where God...

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THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 6:7-10 (Illustration) Years ago, a mother and daughter were planting a flower garden. The mother carefully planted the seeds in a neatly configured pattern until the phone rang. As she ran inside to answer it, her young...

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THE PROPHETIC VOICE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1 opens with these words: “The word of the Lord came to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.” What a legacy! Hosea’s prophetic...

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CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Can You Walk With God? Exodus 40:17‑19; 33--34 Introduction Years ago, cultural anthropologists understood that man’s basic desire is to worship whatever he perceives to be his god. But more recently these anthropologists discovered...

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PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

  Robert D Pace conducts "Discern the Days Prophecy Conferences" throughout America. The following questions are answered in his Prophecy Conferences and in his DVDs and CDs appearing on the "Products" page. The conclusion of this article features a 2-minute...

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POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery over various issues of life. In fact, a newlywed couple was discussing who would be responsible for making the decisions in the family. As the conversation ensued, the young man...

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PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

Shortly after Donald J. Trump was sworn-in to office, the Lord impressed me that much prayer would be needed for him. Since that intercessory impression first appeared, it has grown so strong that I have felt compelled to ask others to join with me. I know political...

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DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 33:3 has always inspired believers. God says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things which you have not known” (RSV). The omnipotent God...

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PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

  Robert D Pace Partnership with God Throughout Scripture, we see people that obtained unique favor from God. This favor allowed them to prevail with God’s blessing and accomplish a special purpose in their generation. Divine favor is important to understand...

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HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Robert D. Pace HOLY FIRE: WHERE IS IT? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the shoulders of all centuries regarding its ability to propagate the Gospel. The Church has the technology of television, Internet, radio, and the publishing industry to reach the...

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ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks The name of today's message is “Always Give Thanks.” (Illustration) Rudyard Kipling was the famous British writer that became a wealthy poet. A newspaper reporter once asked him: “Mr. Kipling, I just read that...

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THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

Pulpit Today Sermon THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8--9 Robert D. Pace Years ago a convicted murderer was given a life sentence to solitary confinement on a desert island. The island rested hundreds of miles from civilization and the agents that delivered him...

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NONE CAST ASIDE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Isaiah 42:1-4 This message is for those that have, at some point in their Christian experience, had the wind knocked from their sails and felt useless for Kingdom work. It’s for those that have been hurt or disappointed and frankly...

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CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks When Scripture says Man is “created in God’s image” it means we possess attributes no other creature manifests. Qualities totally unique to the human race. I want to discuss those qualities that have crafted us into...

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YOU CAN KNOW!

Pulpit Today Sermons How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours! 1 Peter 3:15 Robert D Pace Imagine the perfect Endtime strategy designed to turn Christians from their Faith. Something that would cause Christians to question all the...

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“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 14:6 Introduction For years, Smith Barney has said: “We make our money the old-fashioned way, we earn it.” It was a clever ad because many people got their wealth the real, old-fashioned way—they inherited it! Nonetheless, the...

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Zechariah 9:9-17 In Zechariah’s days a king’s arrival was spectacular. The chariots, the waving banners, soldiers on horses, the trumpeters—what a sight! The arrival of a President or Prime Minister is much the same. Their aircraft...

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THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In the early 20th Century, Guideposts Magazine published a story by the poet, William Stidger. It disclosed a letter that Stidger had written to his literature teacher, which thanked...

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BEGGARS OF MERCY

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The story is familiar: “Two men went to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee the other a Publican” (Luke 18:10). Jesus, the Master of Conversation, knew how to illustrate his point....

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HALLOWED BE THY NAME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:7 The chief concern of the third of the Ten Commandments deals with our speech. That is, how we use God’s name. And what we verbalize is important! The Bible says God takes account of every idle word and at Judgment Day He...

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DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hell. The word suggests an eternal abode that is void of God, filled with demons, fraught with eternal wrath, and doomed with inescapable bondage. It is no small wonder that modernity seeks to suppress this topic. It chafes the...

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YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Jesus was surrounded by Professors of Religion. They were scholars that had spent hours memorizing vast portions of the Old Testament. But on this occasion they stepped outside the boundaries of...

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LET’S BE THANKFUL!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace The ability to communicate is a primary distinction between humans—who are created in God’s image—and animals. And one of the highest forms of our communication involves thanksgiving...

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DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Television commercials are aimed at convincing the public their product is supreme. You’ve never seen a medicine commercial that announced: “Acme Aspirin can’t match Tylenol or Advil but it’s adequate.” No, Acme Aspirin would...

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LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Bible is clear: There’s a pronounced command for an outspoken religion. Psalm 107 asserts: “let the redeemed of the Lord say so”! The New Testament word confession carries connotations that are far richer than the secular word...

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THE QUEST FOR PEACE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 20:21 If peace could be packaged and marketed sales would be phenomenal because mankind seeks some miracle-formula for peace. Testifying to that is United States drug consumption that annually soars into billions of dollars....

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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Peter 1:2-4 Introduction (Illustration) Years ago, in Reader’s Digest, it published the story of Sister Catherine, a Catholic Nun. Sister Catherine died and went to Heaven where she met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. Peter asked...

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WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:13-14 What others say about us is important. The terms and labels attached to us impact us. When we are stereotyped, accurately or inaccurately, it can affect our behavior, determine how others treat us, and to a degree,...

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NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Genesis 6:9-22 Five chapters had been written in Genesis and 2000 years had elapsed since God created Adam in sinless perfection. But when this narrative in Genesis 6 unravels we find a lurid depiction of man’s degeneration. Notice...

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THE LOST AXE HEAD

Robert D. Pace The Lost Axehead 2 Kings 6:1--7 Introduction Whatever else can be said about this narrative, we should understand that it focuses on, revolves around, and wouldn’t be a story without an axe head that flew off its handle. Had the axe head remained...

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CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Titus 3:3-7 One of Christ’s great commands is for Christians to extend mercy. And the fact that mercy is called for indicates people are imperfect. We struggle, err, tire; get sick, lonely, and needy. These are the constraints of...

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THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 2:1--11 (Illustration) For many years the cinema and comic book industry have featured the Man of Steel—Superman. As a boy I watched him perform his heroics on a black and white television. He could soar like an eagle, lift...

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VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Romans 14:7-9 The Holy Spirit, the inerrant Author of Scripture, was careful to mention those that lived, died, and had something important to commemorate. For example, Hebrews 11:4 says, “By faith Abel offered God a better...

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THINGS TO REMEMBER

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Ephesians 2:11-13 A sermon dealing with what should be remembered can evoke many stories. For instance, I heard about the preacher that said, "When I entered this pulpit only God and I knew my topic.” After hesitating he said, “Now,...

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“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago, cultural anthropologists understood that man’s basic desire was to worship whatever he perceived to be his god. But more recently, anthropologists have discovered another...

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FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

Robert D. Pace Psalm 113:3 Consumer confidence is an important factor in maintaining a prosperous economy. When people feel good about the economy and their financial welfare they typically purchase more frequently. And the driving factor for making purchases is based...

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MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre Scripture Remarks John 20:21 If you could concoct a miracle-formula of peace and package it, the sales would be phenomenal! That's because people of every nation seek peace of mind. They seek tranquility and respite from the...

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“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Robert D Pace Assurance of Salvation People often face inner conflict concerning their salvation, asking themselves, “How do I really know I am saved?” “Can I be 100% confident I am saved?” “What “feelings,” if any, should accompany my salvation?” It’s only natural...

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CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 1:12 (Illustration) I was twenty-three, had graduated from college, and was enjoying invitations to preach in many local churches. That’s when I confronted an issue that changed the rest of my life. Although I preached the...

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PREPARE THE WAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist was no psychologist but he understood human nature. Being a prophet he didn’t prescribe psychotherapy or clinical psychology, he prescribed his remedy through a “Thus says the Lord” approach. And his...

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UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Everybody has a destiny. So much so, that God himself has taken a personal interest in it. The Bible says God has “chosen our inheritance for us”! That means he’s providentially tailored it just for you. It doesn’t mean that humans are manipulated...

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THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate. It’s a tremendous grace as it regards what God does with our confessed sins. When God forgives our sins it’s like He presses the delete button on His Heavenly computer....

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WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I. Types of Fasts Fasting can be broadly characterized in three ways: 1. The “restrictive fast” involves fasting desserts, meats, or specific refinements. The Prophet Daniel employed this by refusing to eat the king’s delicacies...

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VANQUISHING FEAR

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Revelation 1:17-18 Today’s subject is universal in application. That’s because, at some point, fear has gripped everyone. Perhaps a loved one lingered in the balance of life and death and you were inundated with fear, uncertain of...

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IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

Is it Worth it to Serve the Lord? Robert D. Pace Malachi 3:13--16 Malachi, whose name means “Messenger,” proclaimed God’s last Old Testament prophecy to Israel. He calls his prophetic utterance an “oracle of the word of the LORD.” This would be the last Covenant...

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COMPASSION IN ACTION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 9:35-38 What is Compassion? Let’s get to the heart of the message now.  What is the principal evidence that compassion has been extended?  What does compassion leave in its wake?  The most significant consequence of...

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IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Grace of God is a preeminent theme of the Bible and it’s indispensable to life. Scripture shows that grace is responsible for everything good that affects men. Salvation, spiritual...

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GOD IS WITH YOU!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Judges 6:1-10 A while back a man heard an alarming rush hour news bulletin. There was one driver trafficking the wrong direction on an interstate highway. The man knew his wife was driving home from work and near the point of...

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THE GOSPEL OF POWER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 16:15-18 Opening Remarks I believe many Christians have a desire to live with God’s power operating in their lives. They want God to use them in ways that will effectively minister to the needs of hurting, suffering people. Do...

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermons   "Can You Hear Me Now? John 18:1--11 by Robert D Pace Most people don’t recall Malchus, but he was one of the most recognized persons of Jerusalem in the First Century. He was the personal assistant to Caiaphas, the High Priest, and his...

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BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Signs and wonders are divine events that display God’s glory and reveal His purpose and power to men. There is a slight distinction between a sign and a wonder. Signs are acts of God that, like a signpost, guide men toward God....

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TREASURES OF DARKNESS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace There is a legend of three horsemen traveling at midnight. As they crossed a dry riverbed they heard a voice pierce the darkness saying: “Dismount your horses and pick up the stones.”...

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LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Timothy 4:11-16 At some point everyone decides what shapes their values. We either let the world define our values, we define our values, or we let Scripture define our values. I understand that, to a degree, our culture, friends,...

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DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

Deliverance Over Strongholds Luke 11:14--22 Robert D. Pace (Definition) What is a stronghold? A stronghold of Satan is a dispiriting, dogging work that attaches to someone and refuses to depart. A stronghold is horrible because it isn't there for any beneficial...

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CHRISTIANITY IN THE MARKETPLACE – DOES IT BELONG THERE?

Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:14-16 Awhile back I heard an alarming report on James Dobson’s, “Focus on the Family,” broadcast. The report stated that two-thirds of America’s Christians consider it unnecessary to express their Faith outside the parameters of the local...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks (Quote) A USA Today poll found that only 56% of Americans teach honesty to their children. Awhile back a noted physician announced the following on a television talk show: “Lying is an important part of social...

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THE LION’S ROAR!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Lion’s Roar A lion’s roar can be heard up to five miles away, and its reverberation literally shakes the ground. Those who have stood close to a lion when it roared have absorbed...

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VISIONARIES FOR GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 26:18-19 (Illustration) Andrew Carnegie was once asked the secret of his remarkable success. He replied, "I owe it all to my flashes . . . All my life I woke up early in the morning, and always there came into my mind with the...

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WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks (Illustration) Billy attended the Los Angeles Victory Baptist Church where his mother played the organ. At age three he was playing the piano and as a teenager he directed the 100-voice church choir. When Billy...

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THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Perhaps you have discovered that miracles ‘don’t just happen’ but that they emerge according to divine chemistry. But what are the elements of this chemistry? From what I have...

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WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 15:1 2 The Bible describes Christianity as dynamic and energetic. There’s nothing lethargic about it. The New Testament uses action-packed verbs to depict the Christian lifestyle. Words like “fight, run, contend,...

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GOD AT WORK

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Many people, whether they are Christians, unbelievers, seekers, or skeptics wonder if God is actively involved in the affairs of the world. While they would like to believe He is eminently involved with life,...

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LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 3:1-5 Here in Mark 3, we find a lesson on how to worship God in the public assembly. Oddly enough, the Pharisees teach this lesson. Remember, the Pharisees often raised the ire of Christ’s rebuke. He called them “whitened...

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THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 10:30-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the most familiar parable of Christ. It’s a story that emphasizes several salient truths. Some scholars believe it’s more than fiction and contend its contents are factual. In fact,...

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HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks The Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle, who wrote for encyclopedias, history books, and magazines said the book of Job was “one of the grandest things ever written.” He went on to say that no writing on earth...

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THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace My message today is entitled: The Inherent Power of the Believer. And it refers to the innate authority God bestows upon those who accept Christ as Savior. It is imperative to know that God has invested you with divine, spiritual...

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JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 2:34-36 The lordship of Jesus Christ is one of Scripture’s most significant doctrines. The word Lord means, “supreme in authority; master; ruler; and owner.” The fact that Christ rose from the dead three days after dying on the...

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THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:1-4 Does God speak to modern man? If so, how? For most Christians these questions are rhetorical, because we know God communicates with man. But it’s untenable, even impossible, for a secular society to admit God...

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MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:1-6 It seems almost foreign to Americans that idolatry needs addressing from the pulpit. When we think of idolatry, our mind leaps thousands of miles away and conjures impressions of people worshiping pagan gods. As we...

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THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS 1 Peter 2:9 Introduction There’s never been a group of people comparable to the assemblage called the Church. It’s human history’s most glorious institution. It was ordained by God the Father’s infinite wisdom, redeemed by God the Son, and...

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LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Robert D. Pace LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Ephesians 4:17--24 The mind is incredible.  It can instantly retrieve intricate details that have been buried and stored for years.  It can remember sights, sounds, colors, facts, and figures unlike anything else in the...

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AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime"   Robert D. Pace In recent days, it has become evident that most Christians need a greater measure of spiritual revelation in order to triumph during the Endtime. Should the eschatological calamities...

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LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 4 and let’s prepare to read our opening text. As you turn to this passage I want you to know that today’s message deals with “Living with Godly Influence.” It deals with the power...

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YOU ARE THE LIGHT

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus described Christians as the “light of the world,” and that is because light’s primary function is to illumine the surroundings and expose that which lies in darkness. Similarly,...

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SUCCESS WITH GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Luke 5:1-7 Today’s society places much emphasis on success. There are seminars, talk shows, infomercials, advertisements, and magazines that appeal to the principle of achievement. Awhile back, I glanced across my...

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THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Pharisees laid the perfect ambush . . . so they thought! They seized an adulterous woman to show Christ’s contempt for Moses’ Law. It would prove Jesus was soft on sin and rejected...

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MANS’ ONLY HOPE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Romans 5:1-5 Charles Dickens wrote the book, A Tale of Two Cities. His composition began with the famous words, “It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times.” That statement characterized nineteenth century Europe and...

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GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Genesis 1:1 (While this is a standalone message, it can also be used subsequent to the sermon, "The Goodness of God.") (Illustration) As we grow older we meet all types of people in life. If we are fortunate, we spend our formative...

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FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of the Bible’s depiction of the Last Days. It has been produced here in-full from his website1 and I trust it will stir your soul as it did mine! Blessings in Christ, Robert D. Pace FULFILLED...

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MOTIVATED BY LOVE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 The mandate for the Church is to spread the Good News to all creation. It’s our divine and non‑negotiable ultimatum. We’re familiar with that Great Commission to: “Go into all the world” with the Gospel because...

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THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 Which great Christian do you admire? Which Bible character best fits your qualities as a Christian? If you’re looking for someone that embodies the virtues of a saint, then look no further than a little-known Christian in...

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THE PEACE OF GOD

Reverend Bud Leonard John 14:27 Introduction Peace means, “Quietness or rest,” and it’s a word Jesus frequently used in His ministry. Peace is used over 100 times in the New Testament and practically every time it’s employed it speaks of this “quietness or repose of...

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BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 17:30-31 John the Baptist is Scripture’s premier Prophet of Repentance. Everything he preached correlated with it. And nobody was better qualified to preach “Repentance” because John’s lifestyle matched his message. His wardrobe was...

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AUTHORITY TO ASK!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 John 5:13--15 There’s a huge difference between the God of Scripture and all other so-called “gods.” When you study the ancient Eastern gods, you discover they were always angry and unable to be pleased. They are depicted as...

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CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

Robert D. Pace Conquering the Spirit of Containment Genesis 12:1--3 Abraham is one of Scripture’s greatest men. As the “Father of our Faith” he is known for marching forward and staking claim to a land of promise, where God would settle His chosen people—the Jews. He...

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“PATHSPERITY”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 14:8‑17 “Pathsperity” is a play on words. I’ve combined the words path and prosperity to illustrate what God offers to those that conform to His ways. Pathsperity involves positioning yourself in the path of God’s...

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DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT Opening Remarks Our Scripture text is in III John. John was elderly when he wrote I, II, and III John. In fact, John is recognized as the last Apostle of Christ to die. Moreover, when we speak of the...

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SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Born with the name Shamgar he was raised on a farm. Seasons of plowing, sowing, tending, and harvesting had broadened his shoulders and enlarged his angular frame with muscle. His...

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THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Joshua 6:1-5 This is a tremendous story of triumph that Joshua marshaled. Jericho was Israel’s first opportunity for a reprieve since their failure to invade Canaan four decades earlier. God was so displeased with their unbelief...

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THE SONG OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Exodus 15:1-2 The Song of Moses is the first anthem recorded in the Bible. Certainly, there were unrecorded songs preceding this moment but they weren’t documented in Scripture. It’s not coincidental that the Song of Moses is the...

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THE GOODNESS OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember “the good old days” when I was a kid. I had wonderful parents but their philosophy of child development included administering an incessant series of whippings. They thought the primary...

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THE BELIEVERS’ REST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS  Robert D. Pace Hebrews 4:1-11 (Illustration) Some years ago, two artists painted their conception of peace. One artist drew a placid ocean with a sailboat wafting along. The sky was blue with a few lazy clouds, while children played along the...

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THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

  Robert D Pace The Mystery of the Anointing 1 Peter 4:10--11 I want everyone here to say the word “Anointing.” Let’s verbalize it together: “Anointing.” There’s a mystery to that word, isn’t there? I believe, to a degree, God infused the word anointing with...

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THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

  The Purpose of Visions Robert D. Pace Job 33:14–18 God has blessed Christians with two types of vision—natural and spiritual. As you understand the purpose of natural, ocular, vision it helps demonstrate the purpose of spiritual vision. Our physical eyes guide,...

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THE FEAR OF THE LORD

The Fear of God Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6--7 We don’t hear much talk about “the fear of God” these days, and I admit, at first glance, it doesn't appear to be a “feel good” topic. But it doesn’t diminish the fact that the Bible commands Christians to be governed...

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:1‑3 Today, four out of ten Americans claim to be Born Again. It’s a term people freely use. Politicians have employed the phrase to bolster their campaigns; athletes claim to be “Born Again” because it makes them marketable....

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FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

Five Provisions of Christ’s Blood Revelation 12:11 Robert D. Pace Introduction My text is from the last book of the Bible—Revelation 12. The word Revelation means unveiling. For the most part, Revelation unveils the Endtime drama we call the Great Tribulation. It...

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THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6-7 (Illustration) We live in a unique sphere of our galaxy. The Milky Way spans 100 million light years. There are billions of suns, planets, and moons, but Earth’s uniqueness is it’s the galaxy’s only place...

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YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS (Note to reader: This message is presented as an outline, with only portions in manuscript form.) Robert D. Pace Champions are found throughout the pages of Scripture. They were heroes, appointed by God, that established His purposes in the world....

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MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 5:15-17 The Bible is a prophetic book that discloses some amazing facts about our future. When Christ returns He will wipe away all ill and evil and transform the earth into an unimaginable paradise. He will change our...

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THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:5-8 The nature of angels is intriguing. When you study them in Scripture you understand they are incredible creatures of power, position, and assignment. When I employ the phrase, The “Weakness of Angels” I’m not...

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THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:31‑35 Today, I want us to focus our attention on Jesus Christ—the One the Old Testament spoke of hundreds of times. The finger of genealogy traced His lineage through Abraham, Judah, David and thirty-nine others. The feet of...

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CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

Robert D. Pace During the Vietnam War, a West Point graduate marshaled a group of new recruits into battle. The Lieutenant did his job to keep his unit from ambush and death. One evening, while under attack, a soldier was left mortally wounded in the field. From a...

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THE CALL OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Opening Remarks Today we will examine the life of Jonah as it regards the "call" God placed on his life to preach in Nineveh. And the story of "Jonah and the Whale" is familiar to many people. (Illustration) I had a...

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THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

Robert D. Pace Colossians 2:13--15 If you’re familiar with the world’s major religions you know they each use an emblem as a mark of identification. Judaism uses a six-pointed star. Islam uses a crescent moon. And Buddhism utilizes a lotus blossom. These symbols...

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WHAT NEVER HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

Let’s journey back several thousand years to Jerusalem during Passover week. This was the holiest of the seven Hebrew festivals that attracted thousands of worshipers. Some traveled hundreds of miles to attend this celebration in the religious capital of the world—Jerusalem. What a sight it must have been! For seven days the Priests appeared in their royal apparel, led the people in worship, offered sacrifices, and blew shofars (2 Chronicles 30:21). Everything was leading to the Day of Atonement when the High Priest would present the blood of a Passover lamb for the people’s sins. Not only was Jerusalem sightly its aroma was pungent.

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THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Private and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Luke 5, the Apostles spent the night fishing but without any success. The next morning they began washing the nets intending to go home, eat breakfast, and rest. But before packing...

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LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks In Christ’s Day, the word redemption was readily understood. It meant, “to release from captivity.” The reason it was a prevalent concept is because it related to slavery. Rome governed the First...

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JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Jesus Christ Heals! Acts 9:31--35 Robert D. Pace If you opened the medicine cabinet of the average American you’d find it stuffed with pharmaceutics—everything from analgesics to nitroglycerin; from cough syrup to cancer drugs. Despite the medical...

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“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the Endtimes and the signs the people of that day would experience. It’s especially important to notice Christ’s description in Matthew 24:21. Jesus said: “There will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world...

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WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

Why the Manna Stopped Robert D. Pace Joshua 5:10--12 For forty years the Israelites awakened with manna piled along the perimeter of their camp. It was their wilderness nourishment as they traveled toward Canaan. Manna literally means, “What is it?”, because nothing...

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ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Zechariah 1:14-17 Zechariah prophesied at the end of Israel’s 70 years of captivity in Babylon. He is a wonderful Prophet whose message assured Israel that they would once again reclaim their glory and prosper if they would obey...

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HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

How to Maintain Spiritual Fervor Robert D Pace Spiritual fervor is necessary to advance the Kingdom of God. His Kingdom is propelled by Spirit-filled Christians that dare to share the Gospel of Christ. That’s why Paul said, “never be lacking in zeal.” The Kingdom...

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THE DECISION OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A newly married couple decided how they would make their decisions.  The man would make all the major decisions and the woman would decide on the minor ones.  After twenty years of marriage, somebody asked the man how the agreement...

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CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 11:22-24 Mark 11:22-24 Most people are familiar with the term Carte Blanche as it relates to the credit industry. It’s the empowerment to purchase according to one's choice. It’s an individual’s ability to unilaterally choose....

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JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

Robert D. Pace The boast of the Laodicean Church was, “I am rich!” (Revelation 3:17) Gloating over their affluence these lukewarm Christians assumed their wealth had signified God’s blessing. But whatever measure of substance the Laodiceans possessed Jesus appraised...

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POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Each year more than 800 million passengers board United States airliners. It's easy to see that an Air Traffic Controller has one of life’s most vital jobs. Their obligation to plot and...

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GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

Robert D. Pace Human nature drives people to succeed. While the pursuit of human achievement is a compelling force, success alone does not truly measure a man’s stature before God. That’s because God does not calculate success in proportion to our achievements or the...

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WHAT ABOUT THE “WRATH OF GOD”?

Robert D. Pace The book of Revelation describes the last days as a time when the "wrath of God" is poured upon the whole earth. With earthquakes, meteors, wars, famines, and plagues—the world will reel with cosmic disasters. And its drama will be such that “unless the...

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SACRIFICIAL LIVING

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. (25) For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever...

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HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time communicating than with any other complex engagement. Communication is how we exchange feelings, thoughts, and ideas. It’s what distinguishes men from animals. All communication takes form in one...

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IMITATORS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace A boy caught a sparrow and caged it with a canary. He intended to improve the sparrow’s chirp. Several days later, the boy discovered the sparrow didn’t sound like a canary; the canary...

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LOOSED!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks Burdens. Constraints. Traps. When you study Scripture you discover God's people constantly need "loosing." Believers have a propensity to fall into traps, get cornered, or war against the devil. This is why God...

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HOW TO PRAY BIG!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Nothing more is known of Jabez other than the commemoration our text gives him. He shows up, prays a prayer, disappears, and is never heard from again. But the impact his prayer makes is eternally memorialized in...

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MEN AS ANGELS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 22:30 It’s almost inconceivable that the Bible would compare men to angels, but it does! And Jesus is the One that made the comparison. They operate in a higher dimension than man and that means they are not constrained in...

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AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NOTE: This Teaching provides an overview of how Christians can know the Bible alone is God’s divinely inspired Word.) Why do Christians accept the 39 Old Testament books and the 27 New Testament books as Holy...

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The Publican and the Pharisee

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS >Robert D. Pace Luke 18:9-14 (Humor) A minister received a Christmas card with a note in it from someone in his congregation. The person’s note complimented his preaching and even compared him with Billy Graham. It concluded by saying, “I think...

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Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

Robert D. Pace It was not unusual for me to tune-in to the Rush Limbaugh Show, but this day was different. Rush announced that his brother David would join him to discuss his book, “Jesus on Trial--A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel.” What I heard for the next...

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AN ALTAR INVITATION

Robert D. Pace "THE BOOKS" An Altar Invitation The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the end of life when everyone appears before God. One set of books is succinctly called, “The Books” and everyone’s name is recorded there. It's a comprehensive...

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GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

by Robert D. Pace In recent weeks, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets into Israel, yet Israel’s borders stand impenetrable! Remarkably, Arabs are admitting that the Israelis’ God circumvents the direction of their missiles! Inquisitr.com headlined a report,...

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JUDAH MUST PLOW

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 28:23-26 God addressed Israel clearly and pointedly in this passage. He chose to convey His message by illustrating a farmer’s dealings with agriculture. That’s because there is a strategic process the farmer employs upon his...

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I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

  Robert D Pace I Will Show You Great and Unsearchable Things Jeremiah 33:1--3 Opening Remarks I want to examine one verse of Scripture in today’s study. It’s verse 3 of our text. We are sometimes prone to allow one version of the Bible to form our perspective of a...

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THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

The Wonder of Knowing God Philippians 3:7--11 Robert D. Pace It is said that St. Augustine, of the Fifth Century, longed to see three things: Rome in its glory, Christ in the flesh, and Paul in his preaching. Perhaps you, too, have a list of aspirations. Since I was...

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Driving Out The Canaanites

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace As we discuss Driving out the Canaanites I want you to understand we’re using imagery from the Old Testament. The Canaanites were Israel’s archenemies that occupied the land God promised to Abraham’s descendants. Symbolically, the...

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Hosanna!

  Robert D Pace Hosanna! Passover. It was the week Christ was born to confront. Everything about his life, from his birth onward, would culminate during these next seven days. False accusations. Vengefulness. Ridicule. Can you imagine this being your fate? Can...

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DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus knew the solution before asking the question: “Philip, where can we find enough bread to feed this crowd” (John 6:5)? How would Philip answer? Although he had watched Christ work...

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YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

Dear Faithful Viewer, Greetings, in the Name of Christ Jesus! Since 2003, God has privileged me to host this website and publish the Gospel of Christ into more than 150 nations of the world. With millions of “hits” since its inception, I am grateful that this...

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THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING Malachi 3:10-12 Robert D. Pace (Illustration) Years ago, an express package was mailed from England to South Africa. Postage was due upon delivery but the recipient wouldn’t pay the fee. For about fourteen years the box remained unclaimed and...

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Don’t Overlook Jesus

Clarence R. Bolton John 6:1-14 I remember reading a story some time ago about a little boy having a conversation with his dad. In the conversation he asked his dad “What does God do all day?” Sometimes questions like that can make you sit back and go – hummm. In the...

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The Spirit of Python

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 16:16-34 INTRODUCTION This particular account takes us out of the world of Judaism into contact with the popular superstition of the pagan world. On one of Paul’s visits to the place of prayer, he and his companions were met by a slave...

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THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace How would you like to wear a crown today? You can! And we will investigate how in today’s message. Introduction The Bible speaks of a day when all Christians will be rewarded. This occurs at the Judgment Seat of Christ (1 Corinthians...

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Malchus

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Most Christians don’t remember Malchus but he was one of the most recognized persons in Jerusalem during the First Century. He was the personal assistant to Caiaphas, the High Priest,...

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The Comfort of Communion

Communion Devotional Robert D. Pace World War II left London ravaged by Nazi bombs. The artillery had rattled nerves and emaciated the landscape. Saddest of all, were the thousands of homeless children left to roam the streets just to survive. They were desperate,...

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Strangers and Pilgrims

"Professor" William C. Linn Guest Contributor Napoleon was exiled twice in his life. His first exile came at the hands of the Allied Governments to Elba. This exile followed Napoleon’s abdication at Fontainebleau when he landed on the island May 4, 1814. He was...

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Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

Robert D. Pace The ushers have distributed the sacraments, no let us prepare our hearts to engage in this sacred Ordinance of Communion. The Lord’s Table speaks to us in many ways, but perhaps the most significant way it speaks is the emphasis it places on the...

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Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS   George Meuller   A Teaching Outline by George Mueller (1805-1898)   1.    I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter.   2.    Having done this, I do...

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Communion: The Total Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace The story is told of a dying girl whose only hope was to receive blood from someone that had recovered from a disease like hers. When the physician found the family he explained the situation and discovered that only the boy’s little brother could help...

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace Years ago, a pastor related the story of a father, son, and friend sailing off the Pacific Coast. In an instant, the ocean was turned into a tempest and they were prevented from returning to shore. The father was an experienced seaman, but this was no...

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The Woman at the Well

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace John 4:4 10 One of our most difficult duties as Christians involves leading unsaved people to Christ. Those who have shared their Faith know the objections people offer when they are urged to accept Christ. Sinners will take any...

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A Voice in the Wilderness

Dr Mark Hardgrove Matthew 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION In Luke chapter 1, verses 1-15 we read of the miracle of the birth of John the Baptist. He was born to elderly parents, Zechariah, a priest, and Elizabeth, a cousin of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Zechariah and Elizabeth had...

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A Man of God

Mark Hardgrove Ezekiel 22:30 INTRODUCTION A little boy was lost in a large crowd and was frantically looking for his father. A stranger saw the fear in the boy's eyes and asked him if he was lost. The little boy said, “No, but my daddy is.” “Let me help you find him,”...

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An Excellent Example of Leadership

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 7:1-10 INTRODUCTION I lived in Maine for several years while I was serving in the United States Air Force, and I heard the story of a man there who was somewhat of a hermit. He had been single his entire life and with no children and no...

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The Power of our Spoken Words

Mark E. Hardgrove PhD, DMin Genesis 15:22-23 INTRODUCTION: There is no denying the importance of, and the power of, the spoken word. Not because words go out like some magical incantation with endless and invisible effects. I do not believe that the mere articulation...

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Are You Ready for Jesus

Mark E. Hardgrove John 11:45-53 INTRODUCTION Are you ready for Jesus to move in your life? Before you answer that, consider the Jewish leaders of Jesus' day. They had been talking about, and claimed to be looking for, a coming Messiah, and yet when Jesus came and...

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Mountaintop Worship

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 22:5-25 INTRODUCTION When you think of worship, what comes to mind? Is it a grand building, beautiful music, powerful preaching, people falling at the altars? And what about mountaintop worship? Isn’t that worship where we ascend to the...

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Building on the Rock

Mark E. Hardgrove Matthew 7:24-27 INTRODUCTION This particular parable is included in a series of parables that Jesus used to warn against false prophets, false faith, and false hope. In verses 15 through 20 Jesus warns us of false prophets who outwardly look like...

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God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Joshua 21:42-45 INTRODUCTION Reading these lists, whether it is a genealogical record, a tribal allotment, or a list of battles and victories can sometimes be tedious, but there is always a payoff. The payoff of this list in chapter 21 comes in the...

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BOUNDARIES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:15-16 I want to talk about “boundaries.” Maybe you’re thinking, What type of boundaries? I hope this message will answer that question because the Bible mentions them more than seventy times and they’re found in every sphere...

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A Workman Unashamed

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove INTRODUCTION I realize that the phrase referring to “a workman . . . unashamed,” sounds like the phrase from Paul's Epistle to Timothy (2 Tim 2:15), “a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,” which has to do with the work of ministry and not...

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A Witch

Dr. Mark Hardgrove 1 Samuel 28:1 INTRODUCTION The nation of Israel wanted a king. Samuel had been functioning as a prophet and judge at that time, but the corruption of the priesthood under Eli by his sons, followed by the corruption of Samuel's sons, was all the...

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If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Philippians 4:11-13 INTRODUCTION When I was in high school wrestling, my coach had a pet peeve; he did not want to hear any member of the wrestling team say, “I can't.” You could say, “I'll try,” but you never said, “I can't.” My grandmother used to...

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Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

Robert D. Pace The following article was taken from "The Evangel" magazine where Robert D. Pace briefly outlines how pastors can develop a prayer ministry in their church. Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church What is the chief activity of your local...

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PRAYER THAT WORKS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONSRobert D. Pace What was true about Jesus 2000 years ago is still true today. The closer you scrutinize Him the more impressive He appears. That cannot be said about anyone other than Christ because the closer you investigate mortal men the more...

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BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 I find it interesting that God assured Ananias, a layman, that Saul’s conversion to Christianity was authentic by telling Ananias: “Behold, he prays.” God could have said: “Behold, Ananias. I’ve blinded Saul of Tarsus...

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I Want To Be Happy, But I Don’t Know How

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 12:13-21 (Illustration) A young executive pulled his new Jaguar in front of the office to show his colleagues. As he exited a speeding driver swerved toward him and ripped off the door. The executive grabbed his cell phone,...

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THE GARDENER

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace God’s work on the sixth day of Creation included planting a garden (Genesis 2:8). It was a place of life, fruitfulness and beauty. This was God revealing Himself as the Great Gardner...

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THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 The study of clouds in Scripture is fascinating. Most references are metaphorical as they are identified 125 times. The typology of clouds is peculiar because most Bible metaphors correspond to only one truth; however, clouds...

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A CHRISTMAS TRIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:13-20 The Bible discloses two groups of people that journeyed to see Jesus in the Christmas story—shepherds and Wise Men. In a moment, we will investigate their trips, but first . . . (Illustration) Do you remember those...

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WHAT IS ADVENT?

By Dennis Bratcher Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western tradition. It begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day, which is the Sunday nearest November 30, and ends on Christmas Eve (Dec 24). If Christmas Eve is a Sunday, it...

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THE RIGHT CHOICE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Proverbs 2:1-8 (Illustration) William was sixteen when he left home to make his fortune. He stuffed everything he owned into a backpack and marched toward a riverboat. His story was simple: His father was too poor to care for him...

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“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The book of Revelation describes the “Great Tribulation” as a time when God’s wrath is unleashed against rebellious men. For over 2000 years God’s grace will have appealed for man’s...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Despite society’s suggestion that all belief systems and religions are equally valid, the facts make it clear: Jesus Christ and His Resurrection raise Christianity to a place...

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JESUS IS ALIVE!

Jesus is Alive! Robert D. Pace Matthew 28:1--10 (Illustration) Perhaps you've heard this familiar story. But it's worth repeating. Nicole was three years old and as eager for Easter to arrive as if it had been Christmas. As she and her dad shopped for new shoes she...

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TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

Trusting God When It's Difficult Isaiah 12:2 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) The word trust is a wonderful word. When you trust someone or something it means you are confident about its integrity, its character, and its ability. In other words, the object of...

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WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

POINT OF INSPIRATION DEVOTIONAL   Robert D. Pace In 800 BC Isaiah prophesied: “Unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given.” While Isaiah is known for his pinpoint prophecies and literary genius, this artful statement is more than poetic beauty. Hidden within...

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DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Years ago, I contemplated the “Divine Consciousness of Christ.” In other words, how did Jesus, the mortal man, discover He was also the divine Son of God? At some precise point, Jesus...

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JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Isaiah 9, the prophet foresaw the Messiah as the “Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace.” The first three titles suggest He would be...

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace Isaiah 7:14 I want to begin by defining the Virgin Birth. In the simplest terms, it means Jesus Christ was born of Mary, through the Holy Spirit, and without Mary having intimacy with another man. It means the eternal Word of God was “made flesh” and...

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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 1:1‑4, 14 Awhile back, I asked several Christians what the term Incarnation meant, but nobody could define the word. I know Incarnation sounds technical, but it is important for Christians to understand its meaning. That’s...

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GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 4:4--7 I want to speak to you on the subject, “God’s Appointed Time.” It deals with God’s divinely calendared events and our duty to recognize them and adjust our lives to them. I will deal with this from the perspective...

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ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One-Word Descriptions of God’s Love Christmas offers the opportunity to pause and consider the love God lavished upon mankind through the birth of Jesus Christ. Far from an exhaustive...

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THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Edited by Robert D. Pace In a small London house on Brook Street, a servant sighs with resignation as he arranges a tray full of food he assumes will not be eaten. For more than a week, he has...

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UNCOVERING THE GIFT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-17 For several weeks, I planned a different message this morning. The name of the message would have been, The Season for Giving. But something happened last Friday morning during prayer and the Holy Spirit directed me to...

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A KING AMONG MEN

Robert D. Pace In ancient days, Persia was governed by a benevolent, loving king. In order to identify with his citizens he divested his kingly apparel, dressed in the clothing of common men, and visited homes. On one occasion, he visited a peasant that lived in a...

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THE GIFT GOD GAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 Christ’s birth in Bethlehem is the greatest nativity story ever. It is amazing when you understand what it took for God to coordinate the events that brought forth Christ. The Bible tells us in Galatians that Christ was...

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WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 When the general populace describes Christmas they employ words like Jingle Bells, Santa Claus, Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and the like. But none of those words has their place in the original Christmas story. So what...

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SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Have you wondered why the Bible scripts a seemingly endless list of “begets” in the Bible--all those chapters of chronology, lineage, and ancestry?  These are the passages we...

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MEN IN BROWN

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace It’s Christmas and the delivery truck stops at your house. The “man in brown” steps from his vehicle and walks briskly toward your door. You anticipate. You wonder. But your...

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GOD RAISES DEAD DREAMS

Scripture uses death to identify man’s greatest enemy and there’s nothing man fears more. When a person expires, losing all vital signs, doctors, medicine, and science stand powerless in its presence. Only God can resurrect. But this sermon doesn’t deal with the physical cessation of life, it deals with death of a different nature. The death of God’s divinely inspired promises and visions. I’m persuaded that many Christians are in the gestation stage of a specific promise God has given them. Perhaps years ago He planted a dream and you’re still awaiting its fruition. Maybe even hope has begged you to admit that promise is dead. But the God that resurrected Christ from the dead can resurrect your promise.

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CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem as the crowds praise him with the words, "Hosanna in the highest!" (Matthew 21:1–11; Mark 11:1–11; Luke 19:29–40; John 12:12–19). Afterward, he wept over the spiritual...

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YOU AND YOUR TWIN

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Created in God’s image” humans have both consciousness and conscience—cognizance and discernment. And it’s imperative to regard both. Our consciousness provides awareness of life. It...

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A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

Robert D Pace You know the turmoil that has imbibed our country—a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in the streets, and political differences colliding. It’s all occurring as a prelude to our national elections November 3rd. With the future of America at stake, many people...

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YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 7:24-27 The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Its story is interesting. It was constructed of white marble and is a bell tower in a cathedral complex. Construction began in 1173 and wasn’t...

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